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Can your pets get skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

You may not have thought about your pets developing skin cancer, since animals are usually covered with hair, scales or feathers and protected from the sun. But skin tumours are not unique to humans; ...

Are you likely to get skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Skin cancer often shows no symptoms until an advanced stage, but has the potential to cause scarring, severe disfigurement, or even death. The disease can affect anyone and occur anywhere on the body ...

Guys, when was your last skin check?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

When was the last time you, your father, brother, son or husband got a skin check? Australian men are urged to stop ignoring the risk of skin cancer, with research showing that most men underestimate ...

Melanoma: everything you need to know

CATEGORY: Prevention, Treatment, Detection, Risks

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that usually occurs on parts of the body that have been over-exposed to the sun's harmful UV radiation, but can also (rarely) form in areas that hav...

Everything you need to know about growing new moles after 30

CATEGORY: Prevention, Detection, Risks

We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are ...

How can you prevent skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with two in three of us developing the disease by the age of 70. But did you know that most skin cancers are actually preventable? Here is ...

What are the different types of skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for 80 per cent of all cancers in Australia and attributing to around 2,000 deaths nation-wide each year? Melanoma can affec...

Had skin cancer? Your family could be at risk too.

CATEGORY: Risks

With over 750,000 skin cancers treated every year in Australia, it's highly likely that most of us will be impacted by the disease at some stage in our lives. Australia has one of the highest rates of...

5 ways you can be exposed to UV radiation

CATEGORY: Risks

Did you know that around 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 95 per cent of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation? While the most common source of UV radiation is the...

7 Traits That Increase Your Skin Cancer Risk

CATEGORY: Risks

Are you at risk of skin cancer? Anyone can develop skin cancer, which means all Australians need to be vigilant about using sun protection and get regular skin checks. Here are seven traits that put y...